8 best views of Lake Louise, Alberta From Devil's Thumb to mist over the lake, photographer Matt Jenkins captures some of the best views of Lake Louise Alberta. By Leah Morrison 2014-07-02 00:00:00 8 best views of Lake Louise, Alberta Slideshow View Slideshow 8 best views of Lake Louise, Alberta Replay This Slideshow Next Slideshow Previous Next By: Photo: © Copyright View more galleries 7 beautiful lakes in the 10 best places to get act 10 common bird-sightings View from Devil's Thumb, Lake Louise Magical moment: Photographer Matt Jenkins captures Lake Agnes and Lake Louise shining from the summit of Devil's Thumb. The peace that washes over you as you sit on what feels like the top of the world is the most tranquil feeling you may ever experience. Getting there: A half-day hike from the foot of Lake Louise will lead you to Lake Agnes (an elevation gain of 1200 feet), where you'll travel around it and tackle the scramble to Devil's Thumb. The calm before the storm Magical moment: The weather is unpredictable in Lake Louise, allowing you to experience the calm before the storm in the most literal sense.Getting there: While standing on the boardwalk at the foot of the lake on any given day, you'll be treated to all types of weather, from sunshine to hail. Eastern sunrise Magical moment: Watching a new day start as the sun rises over the lake is one of the most humbling experiences I've ever had.Getting there: Head to the Boathouse dock with your coffee at sunrise, but turn away from the mountains and, instead, watch the sky change colour in the east. The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise Magical moment: The historic hotel has stood sentinel over the lake since the 1890s, and its splendour will transport you the days when luxury hotels were the most grand way to travel.Getting there: The hotel is a two-hour drive from Calgary and is open all year. Reservations can be made here. The familiar view Magical moment: The powerful beauty of seeing mountains for the first time, especially in such a stunning location, rendered me speechless. I sat on the busy boardwalk for an hour just staring at this gorgeous view.Getting there: Grab lunch from the hotel's deli and have a seat on a boardwalk bench at the very front of the water to take in the natural beauty of Lake Louise. Mist on the Lake Magical moment: Sunrise on a cool morning often brings in low-rolling clouds, making you feel as if the only things in existence are you and the still waters of the lake.Getting there: Head to the Boathouse docks at the break of dawn to see a stunning sunrise over Victoria Glacier. Voyager canoe, Lake Louise Magical moment: Gliding across the lake in a Voyager canoe feels reminiscent of how explorers travelled. Fitting up to a dozen people, everyone paddles together as a heritage guide vividly describes the history of Lake Louise and the beauty that surrounds it.Getting there: Book a 90-minute Voyager canoe tour here. Clear waters Magical moment: Early in the season the water is clear enough to see every detail on the floor of the lake – it makes you feel like you're seeing its deepest secrets (or at least a few fish) that will soon be hidden from view.Getting there: Head to Lake Louise soon after the ice thaws (usually early June) to see the crystal clear water before the rock salt cycle begins.Read more about beach campgrounds, summer playlists, and water safety in our celebration of Canadian camping!